No Privacy, Spam, and Trouble Logging In
- I am so sick and tired of the lack of privacy and the number of times that I am asked to VERIFY that this is my account. I used GEE-mail, Yahooooo, and hot mail and all I get is is a bunch of spam and trouble logging in.
- —Guest @#$%^
Mail.com JUST KILLED ME
- I have learned my lesson. Hotmail is the way to go. I switched to mail.com because I could choose my own address. However, I am in China, so I use a VPN and they have decided that my IP is suspicious. I am scheduled to leave China for Canada today. My flight information is in my mail.com account. Can you guess the rest of the story? THEY'VE BLOCKED MY ACCOUNT THE DAY I AM TO LEAVE CHINA. I HAVE NO IDEA MY FLIGHT INFO! I'm in the middle of a typhoon in Shanghai, and I have no idea the details of my flights. Hotmail has never given me issue with blocking or any such nonsense, and their customer service is always on. STICK WITH HOTMAIL. I don't care about privacy, I don't do anything juicy. I just care about being able to access my account, which I CAN'T DO NOW!!! SAY NO to MAIL.COM! Unless you really want to lose all your email. This is a nightmare! Worst day in a long long long long time!
- —Guest Brent
- —Guest silent-no-more
Just changed emails to superheromail.com
- This service is simple and easy to use everything is right in front of you don't really have to search around to find what you need. The only thing that I personally do not like is the lost my password feature which is located at the sign in part where you have to click on more I email them and they said that it is one of the things that they are working on for the next update release. Customer support was very nice, and the response was the same day not a year later.
- —Guest web-slinger
Stick to Microsoft's Outlook Webmail
- Microsoft have recently launched outlook replacing their old webmail service Hotmail. They are doing well as on the first day after launching the site they got one million users. They are giving cool new features giving tough competition to Google's Gmail. http://blognight.in/microsoft-launches-outlook-com-replacing-hotmail-gets-a-million-new-users-in-a-few-hours/
- —Guest Aparna Chaudhary
- Way back in the dot com bust in 2000, I happened to buy the domain name, sunnystyle.com. There was a lot free stuff back then and one was for domain owners to offer free email service from their domain. The company offering it was everyone.net, and they are really good at email. Anyhow, I set it up and have been using free email @sunnystyle.com as my main email ever since. Everyone.net doesn't offer this to just any domain now, but I'm grandfathered in. It's ad supported, but excellent free email. It's the only reason I keep the domain online now. They have Bayesian spam filtering and a new Ajax interface, which means you don't have to log out and in to see new mail as it arrives. I don't make any money off of it, but I think it's the best free email out there. I have thousands of old messages in my account, some probably over ten years old.
- Difficult to access and create folders. On the plus side, they provide free telephone access to anywhere in the U.S.
- —Guest Jeane
Email service that doesn't sell my info?
- I stopped using Gmail and Hotmail because of their total lack of ethics. Now, Yahoo mail is not reliable and also getting an ex‑Google as CEO… Is there any way to have privacy from a free, or even paying web based email provider. P.S. I also hate all this "cloud" BS that's being imposed on us. Privacy is now history :-(
- —Guest FreakedOut
I use them all
- Yahoo — I've had my Yahoo account for more years than I can count. On the plus side, it is reliable. It works well with my iPhone supporting push notifications. That said, the web client sometimes gives me troubles with filing the wrong message when I'm sorting messages into folders. Graphical advertisements can be flashy and annoying as well. Gmail — I want to like it, but it has some cons. I strongly dislike the conversation threading and tags instead of folders. It is unconventional and not intuitive. Also, no push notifications for iOS, meaning you have to schedule fetches that can drain battery life. Windows Live Hotmail — This one is my favorite. Very well integrated with iOS for push notifications and calendar functions, web client is clean and simple, and it has a great feature set. Skydrive and office web apps are a real plus, and Microsoft's privacy policies are much better than those of Google in my opinion.
- —Guest Professional
Hard to Get Support with Most Free Email
- The big problem with Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and others is that there is no way you can communicate with Customer Service or get any relevant response to your questions as all of their 'answers' answer questions that are not pertinent to your particular situation. For example, if you are looking for a way to delete your account you will get answers detailing the negatives of deleting your account but you will not get a method or link to delete your account. One of the most important things I learned about having an email account is to always have a second or alternate email address. You should also have a mobile phone but if you already have a landline phone you may have to make other arrangements. As for those security questions, take them v e r y seriously because they may come back to haunt you someday. And try to keep all the email that you receive on your hard drive, because your service may ask you about them and if you do not know you're stuck!
- —Guest kamana kapu
- REFUSE to have my emails read and privacy invaded any longer. Goodbye Gmail. Free Mail? Yes Worth the Cost? Hell-to-the-No! Hushmail is the way to go peeps :)
- —Guest T-Rexette
- Hushmail is very insecure… they read your mail under the guise of checking to see if your following their terms of service. They SUCK! Nothing PRIVATE there!
- —Guest Pissed off man
BEWARE of all email services
- All of these services are designed to suck you in and make you think that you have a life. The time that people waste on the computer pretending that they are doing something is sickening. These "services" are only taking you further & further from GOD. They are not real and they are not helping you develop any kind of life.
- —Guest Jesus
I am going to ditch Gmail
- Have been spending the last month trying to get filters to work on this system! I am going back to Hotmail.
- —Guest holl doll
Gmail is terrible
- Used Hotmail for a while now. Decided to try g-mail. I'm surprised that a reputable company like Google would produce such a difficult to use service.
- —Guest Joe